Our Picks

  • Weight of Silence- Heather Gudenkauf
  • The Castaways- Elin Hilderbrand

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October 2011 Meeting

I can't believe it's been 2 years since we started our book club!  It's been so much fun reading new books and getting together with each other for the past 2 years... can't wait for many more!

In October we read One Day by David Nicholls
It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
When I picked this book I had no idea that it would be such a great book for book club discussion!  We talked a lot about the book, how it was written, how it ended, the characters relationship, etc.  I don't think any of us have ever read a book that was written in this format, the chapters were all about one day of each year, July 15th.  So, sometimes it took a while to realized what had happened between Emma and Dexter since the last year but that was part of what I think many of us liked about it.  This book has also been made into a movie that we are excited to see.  I think it will make a great movie!
I think those of us who read the book would recommend this to others as a great read that might leave you a little shocked at the end but still worth the read.

September 2011 Meeting

Our September meeting we met to discuss Bossypants by Tina Fey.
We all liked the book and I believe this was the first Biography we've had since we started.  It was a nice change of pace and an easy read.  She's also just as funny as an author as she is as an actress so there were lots of pages we caught ourselves laughing out loud.  If you are a Tina Fey fan you should pick up the book!

The girls also surprised Kathryn and I with a surprise Book Shower for our babies on the way!!  We got so many adorable books and can't wait to read them to our babies!

August 2011 Meeting

In August we met to discuss LAMB by Christopher Moore.  Honestly we didn't have a great success rate of reading the book... the only one who finished it by the meeting was Emily and it was her first book club meeting with us since last summer!  SO, major fail on that!  We all agreed that the book was a little difficult to get into and not what we expected.  I think most of us ended up finishing it after the meeting and it was okay, but probably not a book we'd recommend to someone as a must read.

Our pick for September is BossyPants by Tina Fey.

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.
She has seen both these dreams come true.
At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.
Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.